Showing evidence is such an important skill for kids to use! These passages are designed to get kids to look back and find the answer in the text. Each passage comes with 5 questions-no prep need! Just print, copy, and give!!
This resource can be used in a number of different ways. You can simply make copies and use in the classroom or you can create what I call “Comp Files” and use as a homework resource. Simply attach the included reading log to one side of a file folder and then include a passage. Students take the comp file home each night and the parents sign off on it…the perfect way for getting in those parent contacts!
My evidence bookmarks are also included in this unit! These bookmarks feature evidence prompts such as “According to the text”, “Based on what I read”, and more!
These passages are written for the months of August and September, but can really be used anytime. The fiction passages are themed around school, while the nonfiction are written based on the historical events/science content taught in grades 3,4,5.
5 Fiction Passages Included:
The Shopping Adventure
Arts and Crafts
10 Nonfiction Passages (A fun way to celebrate offbeat holidays as well as holiday/seasonal topics!)
Sadie Hawkins Day (1st Saturday in November)
King Tut (Nov. 4th is King Tut Day)
Mars (Nov. 28th is National Red Planet Day)
Square Dancing (November 29th is National Square Dancing Day)
Sandwiches- Nov. 3rd is National Sandwich Day!
******Now with a girl AND boy bookmark!
Check out my Aug/Sept Comp Files
Check out my October Comp Files
December Comp Files coming soon!
Check out my January Comp Files
See what others are saying about my Comp Files series!
"I love this! I am using it with my small group rotations and have integrated close reading techniques. It's working really well and the kids are feeling less and less anxiety about nonfiction and text based answers! A lot more confident students!"
"This is my favorite TPT addition to my classroom this year! Love it!!"
"Love these! I am able to use them for my RTI weekly progress monitoring. Makes my life so much easier! Thanks!"
"Have struggled with a homework routine in the past, I think this will help a great deal! Thank you!"
"I love these and so do my students. I cannot wait to make copies of this for them for this month. I get back 100% when I send it home for homework."
"I'm using these as homework. My kids loved the Aug/Sep pack, and they are really helping them learn to look back in the story to find the evidence. We need a lot of help with that right now! :) Thanks for making my first year in 5th grade SO much easier! :)"